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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Soil Management in Organic Farming Systems

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Basics of soil structure and composition
    b) Chemical and biological characteristics of soil
    c) Building and maintaining soil fertility

    Guests:
    Eric Sideman, MOFGA
    Bruce Hoskins, Maine Soil Testing Service
    Nicolas Lindholm, Hackmatack Farm and Blue Hill Berry Co., Penobscot, ME
    Paul Volckhausen, Happy Town Farm, Orland, ME

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Farm to Institution

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Farm to institution movement in New England
    b) Institutional success stories
    c) Challenges of getting more local food into institutions

    Guests:
    Riley Neugebauer, Farm to Institution New England
    Simca Horwitz, Massachusetts Farm to School

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Keynote Address, 2015 Farmer-to-Farmer Conference, recorded 11/8/15 at Point Lookout, Northport, Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    History of Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT
    Changes in organic farming over past 40 years

    Guests:
    Jack Lazor, Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT
    Ann Lazor, Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Maine Heritage Apples

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) History of Maine heritage apples
    b) Efforts to cultivate and conserve heritage apple varieties
    c) Basics of fruit exploration

    Guests:
    John Bunker, Fedco Trees
    Todd-Little Siebold, College of the Atlantic

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Solar Energy on Maine Farms

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) History of renewable energy production on farms
    b) Production of solar energy
    c) Cultural considerations

    Guests:
    Bill Behrens, ReVision Energy, Liberty, ME
    Anna Demeo, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
    Steven Katona, MDI Clean Energy Partners, Bar Harbor, ME

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne (assisted by Annabelle and Stella Walke)

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Growing Rice in the Northeast

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Cultivation methods and techniques
    b) Fertility requirements and management
    c) Processing and storage

    Guests:
    Laura Hill, Integrated Biological Science Program, University of Vermont
    Ben Rooney, Wild Folk Farm, Benton, ME

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne (assisted by Annabelle and Stella Walke)

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Pasture Management and Grazing

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Pasture management in Maine
    b) Grazing practices for ruminants
    c) Forage production

    Guests:
    Rick Kersbergen, Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Orono, ME
    Diane Schivera, Organic Livestock Specialist, MOFGA, Unity, ME

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Soils and Spring Garden Prep

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Basics of soil structure and composition
    b) Chemical and biological characteristics of soils
    c) Building and maintaining soil fertility

    Guests:
    Eric Sideman, Organic Crop Specialist, MOFGA, Unity, ME
    Bruce Hoskins, Maine Soil Testing Service, U-Maine, Orono, ME

    No Comments